I've started to see that there would be advantages to owning a truck... other than the very obvious disadvantage that you come across when you're Mormon and own a truck: getting called every weekend to move someone in our out or go to a scout camp-out.
So for the time being, we'll remain selfish with our vehicle choice and will continue to deal with the dirt in our trunk that comes with all of our Home Depot outings.
Owning a home and having a yard is hard work. It's a full-time job on the weekends to keep the place cleaned up, weed free, and looking presentable. But I will say this: it's so worth it.
I've been spending a few minutes out on the patio when I get home each afternoon, enjoying the great weather we've been having. I get to breath in the smell of the lilacs, and be surrounded by these beautiful azaleas and other products of our hard work. It's heaven.